Today was tough. The last few days have been relatively easy, cooler weather and cloud have helped plus the legs have felt ok, though I’ve had a slight niggle with my back and also left hip flexor – though a couple of ibuprofen/aspirin at halfway has generally kept them at bay. Today every step felt like a big effort, but we got through it – all three of us seemed to be feeling a bit exhausted so it was good to work as a team and keep each other going.
Good thing about today was we spent it all on ‘The Cowboy Trail’ which parallels US-20 and is a decent gravel trail. It was a relief to be away from the road and not waving thanks to trucks for moving out of the way, so at least our arms got some rest! Mike’s one niggle at the moment is his left arm is slightly swollen from a repetitive strain from carrying his water bottle!
Today we said ‘bye to Mike Melton who’s crewed for 2 weeks and been a star. He’s off to run across Tennessee later this week – good luck Mike!
Heidi and Zach crewed today and it went well; for those longer stretches we were going to be away from roads whilst on the trail Zach cycled next to us with extra water bottles. In the heat of today it was really good to have him there!